Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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Men's discus throw
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Date July 13
Competitors 32 from 18 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
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The men's discus throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Sunday, July 13, 1924.

32 discus throwers from 18 nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World Record 47.58 United States James Duncan New York (USA) May 27, 1912
48.18(*) United States Glenn Hartranft Cambridge, MA (USA) May 31, 1924
Olympic Record 45.21 Flag of Finland Armas Taipale Stockholm (SWE) July 12, 1912

(*) unofficial

In the qualification Bud Houser set a new Olympic record with 46.155 metres.

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The best six throwers, all three groups counted together, qualified for the final. The throwing order and the throwing series are notavailable.

Group 1

Place Athlete Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Thomas Lieb (USA) 44.83 3 Q
2  Heikki Malmivirta (FIN) 41.16 8
3  Sándor Toldi (HUN) 41.09 9
4  Armas Taipale (FIN) 40.215 12
5  Karl Jensen (DEN) 39.78 13
6  Paul Béranger (FRA) 38.93 14
7  Camillo Zemi (ITA) 37.465 17
8  Veljko Narančić (YUG) 37.35 18
9  Teodors Sukatnieks (LAT) 35.985 21
10  Octávio Zani (BRA) 35.72 23
11  Otto Garnus (SUI) 35.16 26
12  António Martins (POR) 32.40 31
 Dimitrios Karabatis (GRE) NM

Group 2

Place Athlete Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Gus Pope (USA) 44.42 4 Q
2  Glenn Hartranft (USA) 42.49 6 Q
3  Elmer Niklander (FIN) 42.09 7
4  Kálmán Marvalits (HUN) 40.82 10
5  Gustav Kalkun (EST) 38.46 15
6  Werner Nüesch (SUI) 38.205 16
7  José Galimberti (BRA) 36.52 20
8  Albino Pighi (ITA) 34.985 27
9  Gabino Lizarza (ESP) 34.20 28
10  František Janda-Suk (TCH) 34.08 29
11  Georgios Zacharopoulos (GRE) 34.02 30

Group 3

Place Athlete Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Bud Houser (USA) 46.155 OR 1 Q
2  Vilho Niittymaa (FIN) 44.95 2 Q
3  Ketil Askildt (NOR) 43.405 5 Q
4  Paddy Bermingham (IRL) 40.42 11
5  Daniel Pierre (FRA) 37.015 19
6  Arvīds Ķibilds (LAT) 35.79 22
7  Sławosz Szydłowski (POL) 35.71 24
8  Armando Poggioli (ITA) 35.29 25

Final[edit]

The final was held on the same day.

No competitor was able to improve his mark from the qualification.

Place Athlete Qual. Width Final Width Distance
1  Bud Houser (USA) 46.155 46.155
2  Vilho Niittymaa (FIN) 44.95 44.95
3  Thomas Lieb (USA) 44.83 44.83
4  Gus Pope (USA) 44.42 44.42
5  Ketil Askildt (NOR) 43.405 43.405
6  Glenn Hartranft (USA) 42.49 42.49

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